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Malaysia: Call Centre Advice in Emergencies While Waiting


Ipoh: The medical staff at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital's call centre will soon provide advice to relatives of patients in emergency cases while waiting for the medical team to arrive at their houses or premises. Perak Health (medical) deputy director Dr Rahimi Goon said that once the centre receives an emergency call, the medical staff would ask for details of the case and provide advice before the ambulance arrived.
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Malaysia: Mock Drill Provides Useful Learning Experience


Johor Baru: It\'s a heart thumping experience! This is the description provided by an employee of Felda Global Ventures (FGV) who was trapped in a wrecked car and was waiting to be rescued.\r\nThough he was enacting an accident scene, being trapped in wreckage for almost half an hour in \'bloodied\' condition under the hot sun left the actor and everyone at the mock scene on the edge.\r\nOn and off there were people who went to \"the victim\" trapped in the car to inquire how he was getting on and one asked him to bring down the driver\'s side windscreen so that he does not faint under the heat or suffer a heat stroke.
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Malaysia: Concern overLack of Tropical Cyclone Emergency Drills


Should Malaysians, especially those living on the east coast, be made to undergo a mock emergency drill in case a tropical cyclone was to hit the country? Should the National Security Council at least inform the public of the proper procedure to take in case such a cyclone is heading our way?Within the past two decades, at least three cyclones have threatened our countries with two of them making landfall which resulted in several deaths on the highlands. In December 1996, Tropical Storm Greg made landfall in Sabah and killed more than a hundred people through flooding and landslides. In December 2001, Typhoon Vamei made landfall in Johor and
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Malaysia: Move to Have Speed Limiters in Ambulances Lauded


It is indeed very disturbing to read frequent news reports of ambulances getting involved in nasty road accidents in the country. Some of these ambulance-related accidents have turned out to be tragic and fatal.\r\nI welcome the announcement by Health Minister Dr S Subramaniam, that all newly-purchased ambulances by his ministry will be installed with a speed limiter-device to prevent drivers from speeding. 
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Malaysia: Better Emergency Response Fire & Rescue Dept. and Red Crescent under single command


Gombak: Hindu devotees and visitors to Batu Caves got better healthcare and emergency response.\r\nThis is because the Health Ministry, Fire and Rescue Department and Malaysian Red Crescent Society came together under a single command for better coordination in ensuring smoother emergency\r\nMeanwhile, Selayang Hospital emergency department head Datuk Dr Alwi Abdul Rahman said 135 medical cases were reported since the operations started on Jan 2 with 10 emergency cases where the patients were referred to the nearest hospital.
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